The average Australian adult doesn’t consume enough fruit and vegetables, in fact according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare only 7% of Australian adults eat the recommended 5 serves of vegetables each day. We’ve touched on macro and micro nutrients in past blogs and today we’ll take a deeper look at the micronutrient side of things and how greens powder helps support necessary wellbeing functions.
Micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, etc.) are nutrients humans require for proper health and function. However it is becoming increasingly difficult to get enough of these vital nutrients through diet alone due to less home prepared meals, more processed food and lack of chemical free fruits and vegetables.
In step Greens, they serve to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation by providing the highest quality micronutrient dense wholefoods, carefully processed and concentrated for their bio-active ingredients. These organic greens are quite literally called and are ‘Superfoods’! They provide essential vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and more to fight stress-inducing free radicals, detoxify your body, reduce inflammation, and support your immune system.
In a world where it’s difficult to eat quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices every day using a supplement like greens makes sure your micronutrient health is looked after and deficiencies don’t occur and your body's ability to naturally detox is supported.
A good greens blend will include superfoods like; Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa), Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis), Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Broccoli (Brassica oleracea), Spinach (Spinacia oleracea), Kale (Brassica sabellica), Matcha, Parsley (Petroselinum crispum), Mint leaf (Mentha spicata), Watercress (Nasturtium officinale), Celery (Apium graveolens), Barley Grass and Wheat Grass.
They also have the added benefit of consuming additional antioxidants and enzymes to ensure your cells are functioning at their best. They also may increase your body’s antioxidant capacity, boost energy, promote healthy digestion, support satiety, repair leaky gut, lower inflammation, balance blood sugar levels and help you function at your absolute best, every day.
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